Hi-Tech Manufacturing, LLC -
Experts at Machining Aluminum
Hi-Tech Manufacturing and its subsidiary Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) have extensive experience and expertise in machining all grades of aluminum.
From small to large components, prototype runs to long run production orders, we have the experience to manufacture aluminum components to your exact specifications.
Aluminum is the most widely used non-ferrous metal, primarily because of its light weight and resistance to corrosion. Although aluminum has a low melting point (660°C), the annealing process can protect aluminum parts from thermal stress; making them acceptable for inclusion in applications as heat-intensive as critical space propulsion systems.
In its different alloy forms, aluminum is used in applications including MedTech capital equipment, aerospace, outer cases and heat sinks for electronic equipment, construction materials, and even in MKM and Alnico magnets.
Procedures for machining aluminum vary depending on the grade of material and its application. Parts for aerospace and many other industries require extreme dimensional precision machining. One constant in machining aluminum parts of all types is that they require different cooling for different applications.
Hi-Tech’s extensive experience machining aluminum enables us to meet the primary concerns: minimizing the tendency of aluminum to stick to tool cutting edges, ensuring good chip evacuation from the cutting edge, and using tools that can withstand the cutting forces without breaking. It is our understanding of all three of these elements that make us successful in the high-speed machining of aluminum.